'Drunk' passenger removed from 9am Thomas Cook flight

Disruptive passenger removed from early morning flight to Canary Islands

'Drunk' passenger removed from 9am Thomas Cook flight

A passenger suspected of being drunk was removed from an early morning Thomas Cook flight to the Canary Islands.

The flight was due to take off at 9.05am on Saturday from Newcastle International Airport and was taxiing towards the runway when the pilot decided to halt takeoff.

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An inebriated passenger had reportedly become disruptive with the cabin crew.

Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At 9.15am police were called to Newcastle International Airport following reports a passenger on board an outbound aircraft had been abusive to the crew.

"Officers attended the scene and arrested a 44-year-old male on suspicion of being drunk while on board an aircraft. He remains in custody."

The flight eventually took off at 9.55am, reports the Mirror.

The new comes just as it was reported that two men were kicked off a Germanwings flight at Manchester Airport for being too drunk - at 8.40am.

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